I’ve always loved postage stamps, they have such a heartfelt place in my heart, I think it comes from knowing the true craft that comes from putting these miniature artistic masterpieces together…so when I witnessed NASA’s imagery from space was part of the recently released U.S. Post Office Earthscape stamp collection I jumped for joy.
Their stamps so vividly depict America’s diverse and beautiful landscapes viewed from photographic aerial and satellite perspectives of heights from several hundred feet above Earth to several hundred miles up in space…enjoy them…I really have!!
NASA said on the subject:…
“Once you’ve seen the world from above, you never look at it quite the same way again,” said Joseph Corbett Postal Service chief financial officer and executive vice president . “That’s why the Postal Service is proud to offer these Earthscapes stamps, which invite us to take a bird’s-eye view of the land we all share.”
The stamps present examples of three categories of Earthscapes: natural, agricultural and urban. The images were all taken high above the planet’s surface, either carefully composed by photographers in aircraft or snapped by satellites orbiting Earth.
“For nearly 50 years, NASA has been at the forefront of looking at Earth from the unique vantage point of space,” said Chris Scolese, center director at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., where the stamps were unveiled.
How so true….